Summary: I am very disappointed with this machine. If I was a "beginning" sewer, I would return this to JoAnne Fabrics.
I've had it back to the store 3 times - the thread builds up under the fabric. The solution? To unthread the bobbin and top thread every time it jams up. This is counterproductive to say the least!
In addition, the top thread breaks almost every time I begin to sew.
I'm seriously considering returning it for refund.
Summary: This machine will be designated for lightweight use only. I've had to send it to be repaired after only 2 weeks of light use. When it came back, it didn't even engage...had to be sent back again. Service people are nice, but the "repair" left much to be desired. Wonder if I have a lemon??? The self-threader also is less than acceptable.
Pros: Easy To Use, Seems To Like Lightweight Fabric
Summary: My old machine of 40 years died! I was nervous about getting a new one. This machine was extremely easy to thread and operate. My biggest fear was getting the tension right, it was
Extremely uncomplicated. I don't do as much intricate sewing any more and wanted a very basic machine, very pleased with this model.